As per The Mirror, Everton and Newcastle will go head-to-head for the signature of Bristol City left-back Joe Bryan this month.
The 24-year-old has arguably been the best in his position in the Championship this term, weighing in 4 goals and 2 assists in 31 games across all competitions.
Despite being a strong contender in the race for Premier League promotion, Bristol are ready to let Bryan go this window for £7million.
Newcastle still want a left-back having failed to land one during the summer transfer, and club owner Mike Ashley has given manager Rafa Benitez the go ahead to go after the Bristol man.
Bryan caught the eyes of Toffees boss Sam Allardyce after a man-of-the-match display against Manchester United in the EFL Carabao Cup quarterfinals, while Brighton have also registered interest.
Since helping Bristol with promotion from the League One 3 seasons ago, the Englisman has grown in leaps and bound, with his ability in attack seeing him get featured occasionally as a left wing-back and winger.
Bryan’s quality suggests he won’t have an issue hitting the ground running in the topflight, and he no doubt can help provide quality depth and competition at both Newcastle and Everton.